Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Newest Catholic

Now I can't make my favorite infant joke (next to "Well, he wasn't born yesterday") about my little heathen baby.
"D'you know, if you weren't an agnostic, I should ask you for five shillings to buy a black god-daughter."

"Nothing will surprise me about your religion."

"It's a new thing a missionary priest started last term. You send five bob to some nuns in Africa and they christen a baby and name her after you. I've got six black Cordelias already. Isn't it lovely?"

--Bridehead Revisited


Deacon Bill Burns said...


Melanie Bettinelli said...

Congratulations. What a beautiful boy.

Rick Lugari said...

Congratulations! Ahh, baptisms, what beautiful occasions - a time when a soul is marked by God, a time when they are transformed to a child of God, a time for bumping off your enemies.

Anonymous said...

Rejoice! On this frustrating day (politically speaking) we are reminded of our true cause for joy. God's choicest blessing on this beautiful child!

mrsdarwin said...


Alas, Darwin was fresh out of enemies to bump off this time around. Also, the cinematographer rebelled and went home because our church doesn't have that traditional look that Hollywood loves so much.

Rick Lugari said...

Yeah, I didn't consider that after the first three baptisms the other families probably ran out of people willing to be considered the head. Oh well, maybe next time.

Amber said...


And I love that quote from Brideshead Revisited. I just read the book for the first time a few months ago and I still think about that exchange and chuckle.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I remember when my twin boys were baptized and one of them was crying his eyes out because he had made a poopy diaper. The priest said the crying according to the Poles indicated a happy life. So far, so good.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And what a gorgeous baby you have :)

- Bridget